4 Reading Tips for Busy People

A new way to read.

Busy person, you can find the time to read. Yes, you can keep up with the latest entrepreneurial book when your time is limited. In the year 2020, there is more than one way to read a book. I love reading.  My issue is time. Time is of the essence when you are a working mom, podcaster, teacher . . . you get the point.

Taking a moment out to read is essential for growing your business, brand, what have you.  The question is how can you don’t have any time? It’s easy if you follow my tips.

Audible

My number one tip is to stop reading and start listening to books. Now if you’re thinking about books on tape wake up and walk into the twenty-first century.  Platforms like Audible are like Netflix for books. You pay a monthly fee and you are able to listen to an allotted amount of books per month depending on your subscription.  

Apple Books 

The easiest place for me to buy an audiobook is on my phone. Apple Books is my go-to source for audiobooks.  I would rather buy an audiobook outright so that I can have it as a point of reference.  Apple Books are awesome and just like Audible, you are able to listen anywhere that you can use Bluetooth technology.  Of course, you can purchase print books to read on your phone as well too. 

Summary Books

Summary books do just what you are thinking, summarizing books and getting you right to the point.  Although I haven’t used a summary book since Cliff Notes when I was a high school student, I wish I had them after I read . . . well, get into that some other time.  

Listen

Are you listening to the Teacher Ces Podcast? Make sure you hear episode eight where I give you my review on the latest books.

What are your tips for upping your productivity when it comes to reading?  Leave your comments below.

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A Dream Vision Board

As the year is coming to a slow end and 2020 is on the horizon, I have created a vision board that will be a dream for your future. Become a vision board professional. By becoming a vision board professional, you will create goals, plan, manifest, and have the goals come into fruition. What the heck is a vision board anyway?

What’s a visual board?

Let’s do this for the month of January 2020. I want you to be the best person that you can be! It might sound corny but what do you have to lose? You can turn your dream into a vision and your vision into a reality. I am linking a free copy of my vision board kit below:

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Creating a Vision, free resource for January 2020

Leave your goals in the comments below so we can get 2020 started on the right note!

Getting Started, Pinterest Business

Pinterest Business
My newest e-book.

Why Should My Business Be On Pinterest?

Have you wanted to get started on Pinterest for Busines but have no idea where to start? I have heard your cries! I have created a how to get started on Pinterest for business guide for you.

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In case you do not already know, Pinterest is for more than just cooking, crafting, and fashion. Many businesses have gotten ahold of the power of Pinterest in generating clients to their websites. There are a lot of people who would jump on the Pinterest wagon if they only knew how . . .

How to Get Started on Pinterest for Business?

Pinterest accounts for business should not be time-consuming or difficult to open. However, for many people it is. Keeping the frustration factor in mind, I have created my first e-course to get you started. I will walk you through each step and explain how you will open your Pinterest business account. You will definitely need a Pinterest business account, even if you already have a personal account. The Pinterest business account is free and will give you the analytical information you need to see how your pins are performing.

Tell Me More About It!

I have been a Pinterest user for at least eight years. The first time I experienced Pinterest, I did not like it. It looked very busy and I did not revisit again for some time later. When I went back to Pinterest I had a better understanding of how it worked. Pinterest uses pins that generate interest that will generate traffic to whatever your pin is selling. It could be anything from recipes to marketing your product.

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My newest e-book.

5 Steps in Creating Book Review Website

Have you ever thought about creating a book review website? If you own a bookstore, want to share ideas, or feedback about a book you have read, the book review can be your avenue. Some people will start it as a simple blog, then, later on, gets paid by sharing their thoughts on it.

Maybe, for some, it will start with blogging and develop into building their own website. But, just to help you in the process, think of your reasons for getting into this business.

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Have you decided that this is something that you really want to do?

Are you interested in how to get a jump start with it?

If yes,  then read on as we discover this road to this journey.

Here are the steps in creating a book Review Website:

Step#1: Think of a domain name that is easy to remember.

You decided to have this website so that you could post your own blogs for the books that you have reviewed. And because of that, you got to make sure that people will easily get attracted and follow your posts. Choosing a memorable name as well as describes your blogs is a good idea.

More so, a domain name (web address)  is very essential and is the first step to take. Buying a blog domain is better is rather than utilizing free subdomains. To keep your website up and running with your business. Even if the host no longer exist. To learn more about it click here.

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Step#2: Choose a good web hosting company to set up for your website.

A web hosting works hand in hand with a domain name. It is a server which a hosting company provides.

Step#3: Blogging platform to build your site and publish your review.

There are several blog builders or platforms that are in business today. To mention a few, such as Wix, Blogger, Medium yet WordPress is the most recommended one. With the platform’s easy and simple way to set up, no wonder, it is almost every blogger’s choice.

Step#4: Schedule how often you are posting blogs

Consistency is key. And this stays true in this business.  You need to make sure that you will stick to the frequency and time that you are to publish a post. This will help your readers become aware of when they are to expect something new from you.

Step#5: Make your book review an awesome content

Our audience always wants something that will make them happy or speechless. So keep the content relatable to your target market. Also, having it in a way that it may not bore the readers and followers, so giving a little tweak may help keep the thills. It gives them something to look forward to.

Step#6: Grow your following through social media.

Social media should be your best friend. And looking for one would not be hard since there are many social media platforms that are available. Choose and sign up for the one which you really love. It must be something that you enjoy sharing and posting your thoughts. Along with other stuff you can do in social media.

Closing

Deciding a kind of business that we want to pursue need serious thinking. Like creating a  website for a book review that might have steamed out from a hobby. That went into passion and later on a way to earn for a living. This is not an overnight process. So, bear in mind that you need to be sure and dedicate time and effort to make it work. Creating a book review is an interesting room to explore.

If you think you like to build your book review website or have done one, share it with us. Just comment below.

Resources

What is the Difference Between a Domain Name and a Website URL?‎

For the love of reading: How to start a book blog in  steps

How to Start a Book Review Website with WordPress?

8 Important Ideas to Know in Creating an eBook and How Much Money You Can Make

It’s time to Publish Your Book in Amazon

“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”

― Ernest Hemingway

We cannot agree more than enough to what Sir Ernest Hemingway quoted. If you think that creating an idea that lets you write a book that will give such fulfillment. Then, do it. Anyone who claims to be a writer knows how you feel. They won’t judge yet, your readers might.

OmahaSteaks.com, Inc.Nowadays, there are many inventions that made our lives easier, somehow. Like, banking is a few a click away, shopping can be done through your smartphones. And yes, technology had made our phones smarter than us, in some ways. Yet, it is undeniable that it makes our lives more accessible.

If these are doable. Then, so as your writing dream without the approval of the big traditional publishers.

Publish your very own, eBook, NOW and make money later on.

8 Helpful Ideas to Start Making Money as a Published Author

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So, let us take some time on how we can be able to make it happen. It is so easy to publish an eBook online. Here are few but helpful ideas to get you started.

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IDEA #1: Think of the kind of book you want to write.

This is the stage of brainstorming. And, this is very important because it will take you to your target audience. Make sure that the genre that you will be writing is in your interest as it will help you relate. Thus, making the output astonishing.

IDEA #2: Read other peoples books. Choose the best-selling ones.

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A writer is a reader. True. So keep reading to help you improve your skill. Since you will be learning as you go along. Remember that we learn best from great mentors, so read the good ones.

IDEA #3: The length of the book.

Come up with the decision on how many pages you will be writing. Your research on what is the most effective number of pages. The length will neither excite nor discourage a reader.

IDEA #4: Once the book had written, proofreading is a must.

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We recommend that you will hire a professional editor. This is to ensure the quality of the writings, most especially the spelling and grammar. Wide readers can spot an error in the sentences with ease. So better shield yourself from undesirable comments.

IDEA #5: The cover design.

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A cover tells half the story of your book. Yes, we cannot judge the book by its cover, but most are so. We can’t help it, we need to attract your audience. And, we should not compromise the quality of the interior by creating a foul looking cover.

IDEA #6: Upload the eBook.

Once you are ready to upload the eBook, prepare for the description of the book. This is a need to be accomplished. Amazon is a good portal for your book publishing.

Click here to learn more on how to upload in Amazon.

IDEA #7: Study your pricing

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In any marketplace, the price plays a role in making the business profitable. Keeping the price low will help you gain the attention of the buyers. For a newbie, it is a good selling point.

IDEA #8: Promotion and Branding

Tap your niche readers or target market by promoting your eBook. It possible not only through Amazon (listing) but with the power of the social media. You can also promote it in Kindleboards, Goodreads, Barns and Noble and a lot more. Or, your website can be very useful in promoting your book.

The money you can work on to earn from eBook Creation and Selling

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This is the most exciting and sometimes agonizing part of the process. Well, a lot of brilliant writers also started from scratch. They did not become a superstar, overnight.

With all the combination of the best ideas like choosing the genre, and the book cover. Then the pricing until the promotional and marketing process. All needs hard work and dedication.

So will it sell, right away?

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An honest answer is, not a guarantee.

It will depend on how well the processes were executed. And the output might be great, yet it needs time for you to soar higher than others who have been there. It takes time for some writers, maybe few months or more. Imagine a case for a newbie, not easy.

So it is wiser to take great courage in taking this leap.

We do not want to promise anything. That is why we are telling you what is closer to the possibility. Yet, there are two things that will work: EFFORT and TIME. Money is just there waiting for it to be harvested, but you need to act on it.

Yes, making good money with any products takes time and real effort to bear fruit. If you got the right attitude and spirit, nothing is impossible.

Final Thoughts

Creating an eBook is becoming popular. Anyone can already publish and make money from it. Yet, as mentioned above, it will not be an easy cash. The hard work did not end when you have successfully written and published your book.

The real journey in making money from writing an eBook starts after publishing. Promote it well to reach your niche. Readers really love a book of their passion. So, if you have made yourself known to your target audience as the best author. Then money will just be rolling at the right time.

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RESOURCES:

http://onlineincometeacher.com/money/how-to-make-money-by-writing-an-ebook/

https://www.thebalancesmb.com/make-money-selling-ebooks-online-4122181

https://www.nichepursuits.com/guide-make-money-ebooks/